Banner Mythconceptions

Clague-HIheadshot-medMark Clague, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) is writing an ongoing series of fascinating essays on common misunderstanding surrounding “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Click on the table of contents below or jump in with Mythconception #1 and work your way through. If you have questions or confusions about the song, post your questions here and it may be the subject of a future post.

Current Essays
(note that all these statements are misunderstandings, rather than expressions of fact!)